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Crave Fishbar

945 2nd Ave, Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022-7761
+1 646-895-9585
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
945 2nd Ave, Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022-7761
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant at the last minute. Was craving seafood & Crave delivered! Cozy narrow restaurant. All the dishes coming out of the kitchen looked good! Settled on the burrata appetizer for myself & my husband had the salmon salad. For entrees we had the...More

Thank YNWATravelBug
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crave Fishbar on the upper west side was such a terrific surprise. 1st visit there and we were not disappointed. Start with the Oysters - very nice selection. The Barramundi was awesome and there is great wine list to choose from - the blanco Tempranillo...More

Thank dgdimat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, sophisticated and helpful service. Good, well prepared and fresh fish. Large choice of oysters and clams Nice, warm atmosphere

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SO good. We had raw oysters for appetizer. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient. The seating is very comfortable inside and they have a small amount of outdoor seating. We had a wonderful experience.

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the fact that they had lots of gluten-free options among a diverse selection of sustainable seafood. We split an order of calamari with rice flour, mung beans, and aleppo pepper - not your normal fried calamari by any means! I enjoyed the barmundi with...More

Thank nancyolah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have had two excellent family dinners at this very nice upper East Side restaurant. Excellent cocktails. The oyster pricklebacks were amazing. Highly recommend the crab tostado appetizer, and the burrata as well. Everyone's fish dinner was delicious. The only downside is that it is quite...More

Thank ptdaisies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner with my husband. We got oysters to start and entrees. All food and drinks were excellent.The prices were reasonable for NYC. Service was great. The only downside I can see is that tables are close together, so would not recommend for romantic...More

Thank Sandymdd007
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Went there on business. We were a group of about 15 people and had a special group menu. Service was excellent and not slow at all despite the restaurant being very busy. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was great! Tried an oyster which...More

Thank Xuan Nam N
Reviewed 11 August 2017

An amazing seafood place on 2nd Avenue in the Fifties. The food, service and buzz are statospheric, but a warning, you must book a table in advance. This place gets overwhelmed (well nearly, but they manage to cope) on weekends. That said, once seated it...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Came here for a birthday dinner and the food was excellent, the wait staff highly knowledgeable about the menu. Great service delicious seafood, pretty atmosphere. Highly recommended and I'll definitely be back!

Thank Alan a
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7 February 2015|
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Response from Brian O | Property representative |
Thank your for inquiring. For all large party reservations please email, Lizzie Rushing, our events coordinator, (646) 895-9585, whom will be more than happy to check our availability and potentially reserve for your group... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 2nd Ave, Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022-7761
    (50th St)
  • Public Transportation: Lexington Ave and 53st. E,6 Train M15 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-895-9585
  • E-mail
Crave Fishbar is a vibrant, convivial restaurant in Midtown Manhattan serving an inspired seafood menu from chef Todd Mitgang. An eclectic mix of reclaimed materials and custom made chairs and tables lend a beachy, rustic feel to the space, which houses a 25-foot-long bar where guests can order from the full dinner menu along with cocktails and wine from a mounted bottle display. Approachable, sophisticated dishes feature local seafood, crudos, and meat dishes that are thoughtfully prepared with both familiar and exotic ingredients.At the 2nd floor bar you will find a full raw bar shucking up a large variety of East and West Coast oysters. Outdoor seating on both floors. Crave Fishbar has taken its place as a neighborhood fixture, providing locals and newcomers alike with a elegant, inviting experience.
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